Bad things happen when sports fans cross over from rooting FOR their team to rooting AGAINST their opponent. Even worse things happen when you add FIRE to that mix. Take the most recent example of a University of Oregon fan who wanted to show his pride for the Ducks after their 37-20 win over rival Oregon State last Saturday. According to police, Joshua Britton, 20, dropped a burning shirt on to the OSU Beavers logo on the 35 yard line after the game causing more than $1500 damage. How do they know this? A photograph of the incident appeared in the Portland Tribune and later this video surfaced on YouTube (see below).
Oops. Someone’s parents are NOT going to be giving him that big present this Christmas because they’ll have spent all their money raising bail.
Mr. Britton could face one or more of the following charges:
* Riot (Class C felony)
* Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree (Class A misdemeanor)
* Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree (Class B misdemeanor)
* Recklessly Endangering Another Person (Class A misdemeanor)
* Reckless Burning (Class A misdemeanor)